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La Balancoire

#463 of 13,330 Restaurants in Paris
#505 of 13,933 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Montmartre
French, Bistro
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6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 42 23 70 83
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area...
Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine. The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Awesome little restaurant (5 mins walk up the hill behind Moulin Rouge). Great French menu, super friendly, tasty food. Can definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome little restaurant (5 mins walk up the hill behind Moulin Rouge). Great French menu, super friendly, tasty food. Can definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Slightly on the expensive side, but the managers introduced each item on the menu carefully. Will recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Paris, the restaurant is very friendly, although a bit cramped. The meal was fine, although our steak was rather tough - I liked the option to choose the 'Indecisive' menu and have a selection of the starters and desserts. Give the reviews this restaurant has we were expecting something a bit more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Used TA to find a restaurant near Montmartre and found this amazing and sweet little place. We ate from the fixed €15 menu and were astonished with the quality of food, and the service was top notch. The waiter explained all the dishes in detail and spoke amazing English, and spoke with my wife in French first to say he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Food was really wonderful, staff were kind, knowledgable, friendly, fun and accommodating. And spoke great english. We were a meat eater and a veggie and they were happy to accommodate. Very reasonably priced. A real find I will be coming back to and recommending to friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local as apparently they eat here. Off the main road so you have to be looking for it. It's quite squashed but then most things are in Paris! we had a delightful lunch--a terrine followed by onglet of beef and then a superb cheese board. Very reasonable prices and a very friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have been here twice and both times were excellent. The menu is on a chalkboard (real food that changes) that the friendly young staff is happy to walk you through in English. Three course 38Euro menu if you are willing to let them choose your appetizers and desserts (Le menu indecis). Really fun down-to-earth atmosphere (not fancy, at all) with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We dined here as a group of 4 and everything was exceptional. Great wines, excellent food, unique menu and excellent service. This is a small boutique restaurant. One of the options is for 'the undecided' where they bring you a selection of 3 appetizers, one main, and 3 deserts. I like variety so went with this option which provided plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I entered this restaurant as it was just in front of my hotel, and because I was looking for a place somewhat calmer than the crowded (though beautiful) rue des abesses. I did not have a reservation, but luckily there was a free table. I ordered the Teriyaki de Saumon for a starter, which was absolutely delicious, and perfectly seared.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A colleague and I were in this neighborhood and could not get into our first option, but Trip Advisor reviews sent us here as the next try. This restaurant is amazing, truly. I was packed with locals and contains a lively scene in which you do not want to leave. We ordered from the black board and the waiter picked... More 

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Additional Information about La Balancoire

Address: 6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighborhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Description

Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine. The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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